Portland Airport Passenger Numbers Fall

20 September 2009 (Last Updated September 20th, 2009 18:30)

Portland International Airport (PDX) in the US saw an almost 10% decline in passenger traffic in August 2009 compared to the previous month, and a 13% decrease from August last year. Passenger traffic fell to 1.3 million in August 2009, in comparison with 1.4 million in August 2008,

Portland International Airport (PDX) in the US saw an almost 10% decline in passenger traffic in August 2009 compared to the previous month, and a 13% decrease from August last year.

Passenger traffic fell to 1.3 million in August 2009, in comparison with 1.4 million in August 2008, showing an overall decline by 9.4%.

PDX's yearly statistics show a 12.5% decline with the 8.7 million passengers from the same period in 2008, portland.bizjournals.com reports.

International traffic also fell by 20% in August and 28.6% in the year to date.

The overall passenger traffic and air freight figures put PDX behind the national average in a year.

The airport's total freight tonnage was reportedly down by 24.1% year to date.